Thursday, August 22, 2013


This feature article was written by Jo Soucek from Pitpass and is reproduced here in part for the benefit of F1 fans out there to read in case any of you missed it. The full article can be found HERE.

In the wake of the Hungarian GP, the chatter was about Lewis Hamilton's chances of fighting for the 2013 Formula 1 Drivers’ Championship. However, I think the question we should really be asking is whether anyone can stop Sebastian Vettel.

With just over half the season gone, Vettel leads the World Championship by 38, 39 and 48 points from Kimi Raikkonen, Fernando Alonso and Hamilton respectively. He's certainly not unassailable, with 2010 and 2012 demonstrating that leads of that magnitude are not secure.

But it will be difficult. Over the first half of the season, no one driver and team combination has emerged as the challenger to Vettel. This has worked in his favour as rivals have taken points off each other as performance oscillates from track to track. At the Hungarian GP, for example, Vettel's lead over Hamilton and Raikkonen decreased, but he increased his overall lead in the WDC.

For Vettel to be challenged he and Red Bull need to fall back a bit and/or one contender has to emerge and consistently beat him.

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